Christian Eriksen shares first update from hospital as he undergoes tests after cardiac arrest
Some positive news this morning.
Christian Eriksen has shared his first update from hospital as he undergoes tests following his cardiac arrest during Demark's first Euro 2020 game on Saturday.
The midfielder collapsed on the pitch during his country's game against Finland, having to be resuscitated and taken to hospital, where the 29-year-old is in stable condition.
On Tuesday morning, Eriksen shared his first update from hospital saying that he is doing "fine - under the circumstances".
"Hello everyone, big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family," he said in a statement.
"I'm fine - under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay.
"Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark. Best, Christian."
The update comes as a leading sports cardiologist has said that Eriksen is unlikely to play professionally again after the incident on Saturday.
Sanjay Sharma, a professor of sports cardiology at St George's University in London, who worked with Eriksen during his time at Tottenham Hotspur, said that "clearly something went terribly wrong".
"But they managed to get him back, the question is what happened? And why did it happen?", Sharma told the PA news agency.
"This guy had normal tests all the way up to 2019, so how do you explain this cardiac arrest?"
He also said that UK football bodies and football bodies globally will likely be "very strict" about allowing Eriksen to play again professionally.
"His cardiac arrest has rocked the entire nation today and that's what happens. It's not just them that it affects, it's the psyche of so many people," he continued.
"The good news is he will live, the bad news is he was coming to the end of his career, so would he play another professional football game? That I can't say. In the UK he wouldn't play. We'd be very strict about it."